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Virgil F. Pryor, II

Founding Partner

Mr. Pryor is a founding member of Oium Reyen & Pryor and now a co-founder of Pryor DeGois LLP. He is a trial lawyer specializing in healthcare defense, and for the past 33 years he has specialized in representing health care providers in professional negligence actions, matters involving the Medical Board of California, and counseling health care providers in risk management issues. Since 1990, Mr. Pryor has obtained trial verdicts, judgments before trial, dismissals, and favorable settlements for hundreds of healthcare providers throughout Northern California. He has also assisted physicians and medical groups avoid malpractice claims before they arise. Recent victories are described below.

In 2022, Mr. Pryor and Priscilla DeGois represented a trauma surgeon who performed an emergency appendectomy for a minor patient. The patient alleged the appendectomy resulted in complications and subsequent surgery to remove a portion of her bowel. Despite overwhelming sympathy for the patient, Mr. Pryor and Ms. DeGois proved to the jury that the surgeon performed the appendectomy in accordance with current medical standards, and that the complication occurred in the absence of negligence.

In 2019, Mr. Pryor and Ms. DeGois represented a urologist who allegedly failed to diagnose invasive, profound trauma from impalement by a garden tool. The patient sought $3,000,000 in damages.  After more than a month of trial, Mr. Pryor and Ms. DeGois proved to the jury that the urologist complied with the standard of care and obtained a unanimous verdict in favor of the urologist.

Mr. Pryor’s interests include year-round swimming in San Francisco Bay, fly-fishing with his dog in the Sierras, reading, playing baseball, and cooking.


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1990
    • Moot Court Board Director 1989 -1990
    • Clerk for the Honorable Ira A. Brown, Jr., of the San Francisco Superior Court and original co-author of California Practice Guide: Civil Procedure Before Trial
  • University of Kentucky Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, with Honors, 1985


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